Monroe Product Liability Attorneys
Defective Product Claims in Louisiana
Every day, consumers use hundreds of different products. We expect these products to work as intended and be without any flaws that could potentially cause injury. When a product does falter or fail, however, it can cause serious injuries or even death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a failed device or defective product, you need an aggressive product liability attorney on your side. At Parker Alexander, our dedicated personal injury team is ready to pursue compensation on your behalf and fight to ensure that manufacturers and distributors are held liable for the damages inflicted by their defective products.
Determining Liability in Defective Product Cases
Determining liability in defective product cases can be complex. Generally speaking, product designers, manufacturers, and others involved in the creation and distribution of defective products are liable when their products cause undue injury or harm to innocent consumers. Unlike other personal injury claims, however, you do not necessarily need to prove that a manufacturer, distributor, or similar entity was negligent. You may be able to bring a claim under strict liability, negligence, or breach of warranty (explicit or implied).
Our legal team is highly qualified to handle complex defective product cases. We can determine who is legally liable for your injuries and damages, whether it be a:
- Combination of multiple parties
Once we have determined liability, we can build a personalized case that utilizes expert witness, strong evidence, and other important information. Our goal is to seek maximum compensation on your behalf and provide you with the financial relief you need to get back on your feet.
There are many ways in which a product can be defective, but these defects typically fall into one of three categories:
- Design Defects: When a product is inherently and unreasonably unsafe for normal use, it may have a design defect. Defective design occurs when a product is poorly designed or contains inherent flaws that make it unreasonably hazardous for consumers.
- Manufacturing Defects: A manufacturing defect refers to a flaw that is introduced during the actual creation of the product. Examples include incorrectly installed parts, contamination, and missing elements.
- Marketing/Labeling Defects: Labeling defects occur when a product lacks necessary information, such as warning labels, side effects listings, or instructions. Marketing defects occur when a product is marketed for unapproved uses.
At Parker Alexander, we work to identify the type of defect a product had, as this helps us determine who is liable. For example, the manufacturer could be held liable if it produced automobiles with incorrectly installed seatbelts; a pharmaceutical company may be responsible for injuries and deaths if it marketed a prescription drug for off-label uses.
Types of Injuries Defective Products Cause
Because there are innumerable types of products that may be defective, there are also nearly infinite ways in which a person can be injured by using a defective product. Auto defects can cause serious motor vehicle accidents, defective household appliances can lead to explosions and fires, faulty construction equipment can result in catastrophic injury and death, etc.
Some of the most common injuries resulting from defective products include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spine injuries
Our attorneys understand the long-lasting effects of these and other catastrophic injuries. We know that you need fair compensation not only for your immediate financial hardships but also for your future losses, as well. With this in mind, we aggressively advocate for maximum recovery on your behalf. If the liable party refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
How Can a Defective Product Attorney Help?
Our firm makes it our personal goal to ensure that each of our clients is protected and well-represented in their cases. Standing up to large corporations, insurance companies, and manufacturers requires skill and tested knowledge of the various state and federal laws governing product liability.
Our office not only provides you with steadfast and aggressive counsel, but we prepare your case for trial from day one. Even if your case is settled outside of court, you can have the confidence in knowing your attorneys are working in your best interest from the get-go.
We are proud to provide:
- Free consultations to all clients
- No fees until a favorable settlement or verdict is secured
- Office appointments, as well as after-hours and weekend appointments
- Hospital and home consultations
With decades of legal experience and millions of dollars recovered for our clients, we have earned a reputation in our community for providing powerful legal representation and compassionate, client-focused service.
We Fight for Compensation in Defective Product Cases
Unlike many other firms in the area, Parker Alexander has a proven track record of success, and we have various awards and accolades that stand testament to our commitment to our clients. We have extensive trial experience and are ready to litigate your case if necessary.
Our team has helped countless clients in cases just like yours over the years, but we also recognize that every case is different. We are here to provide unique legal strategies tailored to your specific situation, always with the goal of recovering maximum compensation for you. Trust us to stand up for your rights during this time.